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The sys file


The sys file, located in /usr/lib/news , controls which hierarchies you receive and forward to other sites. Although there are maintenance tools named addfeed and delfeed, I think it's better to maintain this file by hand.

The sys file contains entries for each site you forward news to, as well as a description of the groups you will accept. An entry looks like

Entries may be continued across newlines using a backslash (). A hash sign (#) denotes a comment.

When setting up C News, you will most probably have to write your own sys file. To help you with it, we give a sample file for below, from which you might copy what you need.


root (Andrea Pellizzon)
Thu Oct 19 10:26:44 MET 1995